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14 Aprill McRae

Was an All-MEAC second-team honoree for the second straight season following the 2014-15 season…Received the Lady Aggie Coaches Award in 2015 … McRae adds experience in the post for A&T… Her size, athleticism, and ability to aid on both offense and defense makes her a threat to opponents … Can score around the basket and she is hard to defend in the post … Can even face the basket and score … Joined the Aggies after transferring from Virginia Commonwealth, where she was named to the 2012 CAA All-Rookie team…Sat out the 2012-13 season per NCAA rules concerning Division I transfers for women’s basketball, but competed with the A&T volleyball team in 2012.

2014-15 Season: Played in 27 games with 19 starts … Averaged 10.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 22.9 minutes per game … Shot .470 from the field and .617 from the free throw line … Was an All-MEAC Preseason first team selection and a postseason second-team member… Ranked 23rd in the MEAC in scoring, eighth in field percentage, 13th in offensive rebounding (2.4) and 15th in blocked shots (0.6) … Ranked 11th in the nation in field goal percentage … Scored in double figures 11 times including a pair of 20-point games …Led the Aggies in scoring and rebounding on six separate occasions … Scored in double-figures in the last five games of the season … Finished with 22 points on 8-for-13 shooting and had six rebounds in a win at UNC Asheville … Followed that performance by going 10-for-11 from the field and scoring 23 points in 37 minutes in a two-point loss at home to William & Mary… Notched a double-double with 12 points and a career-high 11 rebounds in a victory against Bethune-Cookman on March 2 … Added a career-high four blocks in the regular season finale win at N.C. Central on March 5.

2013-14 Season: Played in 31 games with 27 starts… Was third on the team in scoring (8.9 ppg) and rebounds (5.0 rpg) … She was second on the team in blocks with 21 …Finished the season with 275 points and shot .453 from the field … Ranked fifth in the conference in field goal percentage…Scored in double figures 10 times and led A&T in scoring three times … Registered a career-high 20 points against N.C. Central on Jan. 22 … Was 9-for-14 from the field and scored 18 points over Va. Lynchburg on Dec. 7 …Connected on 10 of 14 free throws, scored 18 points, blocked three shots and grabbed nine rebounds in a 73-61 win over Savannah State on March 1 … Recorded a season-high 10 rebounds against Appalachian State on Dec. 4 and S.C. State on March 3, both were A&T wins…Scored 17 points on 6-for-13 shooting and blocked two shots in a tough 54-51 loss to Hampton on March 6.  

2012-13 Season: Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules.

 2012 Season (Volleyball): Played in 31 matches with 18 starts over 110 sets played…Competed in 110 sets…Ended the season with 138 kills, three assists, four aces, 25 digs and 64 blocks…Was second on the team in total blocks, and fourth in total attacks and kills…Was one of six players on the team with 100 or more kills, the first time that’s happened in the program since 2007… Had double-figure kills twice during the season, led the team in kills three times and led the team in blocks seven times…Had three or more blocks in three consecutive matches from Aug. 31-Sept. 1…Ended the match against Coppin State on Aug. 31 with 15 kills in 23 attempts for a .652 hitting percentage—which is the second highest percentage in a single match since 2002, and just the sixth time that an A&T player has hit over .600 since 2002…It was the first time an A&T player recorded a hitting percentage over .600 since Tatiana Cooper hit .619 on Sept. 3, 2010…Her 15 kills against Coppin State was tied with Aleena McDaniel for the most in a 4-set match during the 2012 season…Collected 28 kills in 60 attempts for a .333 hitting percentage with 12 block assists in the Coppin State tournament…Hit .500 with 14 kills in 24 attempts with a season-best three aces on Sept. 22 at Campbell…Had a season-high 17.0 points in the match against Campbell…Had a season-best five blocks on Oct. 5 against Bethune-Cookman…Tallied a season-high four digs on Sept. 15 against Mercer and on Sept. 28 against N.C. Central.

2011-12 Season (VCU):  Played in 29 games with nine starts…Averaged 4.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and totaled 13 steals…Helped VCU to a 19-15 record and a 9-9 finish in conference play…Her efforts helped the Rams advance to the third round of the postseason WNIT…Named to the CAA All-Rookie Team…Shot .496 shooting percentage with a .512 free throw percentage…Named CAA Rookie of the Week in consecutive weeks….Had a strong finish to the season, averaging 8.5 points and 4.8 rebounds and shooting .720 during her last four games…Went 6-for-6 from the field on Feb. 23 against Georgia State, becoming the first player in nearly nine years to shoot 100 percent…Posted a season-best 12 rebounds on Jan. 26 against Drexel, and scored in double figures five times.

High School: Was named an all-conference athlete in both volleyball and basketball in 2011…Also named an All-Academic student-athlete for both volleyball and basketball in 2011…Led Southeast High School to a 23-5 record and an appearance in the North Carolina regional semifinal as a junior…Named a McDonald’s All-American nominee for basketball… Was one of the most heavily recruited players coming out of Southeast, and was listed as the 22nd ranked post player in the country according to ESPN Hoopgurlz…Named first-team All-GNRC in 2009-10…Also played softball and track and field at Southeast.

Personal: Full name is Aprill Latrice McRae…She is the daughter of Brenda and Leroy McRae…Has one sister, Sierra Lindsay, and was born on July 27, 1993….Majors in criminal justice and hopes to play professionally overseas or pursue a career in crime scene investigation…Her other interests including writing poetry and drawing…Her favorite books are the Harry Potter series, her favorite television show is “Regular Show” and her favorite food is glazed carrots.


Position: Center
Height: 6'3"
Year: Graduate
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
High School: Southeast Raleigh
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